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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Application of Genomics to Identify Genes Influencing Economically Important Traits in Animal Production

Author
item CASAS, EDUARDO

Submitted to: Latin American Association of Animal Production Seminar Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 26, 2005
Publication Date: October 26, 2005
Citation: Casas, E. 2005. Application of genomics to identify genes influencing economically important traits in animal production. BIOTAM. Nueva Series Special Edition Vol III. CD-ROM. p. 51-59.

Interpretive Summary: This review focuses on identification of bovine chromosomal regions where genes influencing economically important traits reside. Regions where these genes reside are located throughout all chromosomes. Discussion focuses on methodology used to detect regions associated with meat tenderness. Markers developed near or at the calpastatin and u-calpain genes are described. The potential for using molecular marker information to improve genetic evaluation of breeds is outlined.

Technical Abstract: This review focuses on identification of bovine chromosomal regions where genes influencing economically important traits reside. Regions where these genes reside are located throughout all chromosomes. Discussion focuses on methodology used to detect regions associated with meat tenderness. Markers developed near or at the calpastatin and u-calpain genes are described. The potential for using molecular marker information to improve genetic evaluation of breeds is outlined.

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